Tag: "detection" at medical news
Anal Cancer Screening For HIV-Positive Gay And Bisexual Men Would Save Lives And Be Cost Effective, New Study Shows
...comparable toa Pap smear, would lead to both early detection
of pre-cancerous lesions amonghigh-risk men and allow for early treatment of a type of cancer known as analsquamous cell cancer. About 35 HIV-negative gay men per 100,000 develop this form of anal cancer everyyear, according to available statistics. ...
'La Opinion' series on heart disease by Cedars-Sinai internist wins media award from AHA Western States Affiliate
...ence of diabetes -- heartdisease prevention, early detection
and control are very, very important." In the series, Dr. Lifshitz warns women who experience chest pain and otherpossible symptoms of heart disease to seek medical treatment, regardless oftheir age. "Too often these signs of potential health problem...
Rosenbaum discovers "hidden clue" on cardiogram
...f Medicine that highlights this pattern for easier detection
by physicians. This test, similar to a routineexercise stress test, currently is awaiting FDA approval. "When the test becomes available," Rosenbaum says, "physicians will be able to screen patients quickly for ventriculararrhythmia and prescribe the...
Scientists can now see sense of smell
...sing centers in the brain. The scientists' detection
method depended on the fact that active cellsconsume more oxygen, converting oxygen-carrying oxyhemoglobin todeoxyhemoglobin. Since deoxyhemoglobin absorbs red light more than theoxygenated form, the scientists could distinguish activated glomeruli ...
Implanted defibrillators and anti-theft systems appear safe under normal circumstances
...ms."Now, one should not lean on or linger in theft detection
devices becauseadverse events can happen, no question. But in normal use, there should benothing to worry about," says Zipes, Distinguished Professor of Medicine andPharmacology at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. A...
New imaging method in development to show Alzheimer's progression
...ton computed tomography (SPECT) that relies on the detection
of gammaparticles emitted by the trace amounts of radioactive technetium probe. "Our goal," Lansbury states, "is to prepare compounds that can cross theblood-brain barrier effectively and bind to brain amyloid, allowing its precisequantitation." In ...
Study shows benefit of pioneering U-M program for newborns at risk of hearing impairment
...rt on thepioneering program. The successful early detection
of immediate or delayed damage - found in 6.4percent of the infants studied - allowed babies to be fitted with hearing aidsbefore their development was affected. After 10 years of testing at the U-Minvolving more than 2,100 babies, the encouraging re...
Are the signs of dyslexia in a newborn baby?
... their brain waves just hours after birth. Earlier detection
maymake it possible to reduce or even eliminate reading problems in childhood. Dyslexia, a learning disability characterised by problems reading andwriting, is thought to afflict around 5 per cent of the world's population.Children are often...
Hypothyroidism during pregnancy linked to lower IQ for child
...ealthy mothers. These findings suggest that early detection
and treatment ofhypothyroidism in pregnant women m...dverse effects. "These findings suggest that early detection
and treatment for hypothyroidism ofthe mother during pregnancy might be an important factor in the i...
Renowned researcher in prenatal diagnostics joins Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
... on the back of an unborn baby's neckcould improve detection
of chromosome defects, such as Down syndrome, at a...lblood protein markers are taken into account, the detection
rate may be as highas 90 percent. When these non-invasive early screenings provide good news about ...
New test can better uncover hidden breast cancer
...en with breast cancermore effectively than current detection
methods, better indicating which womenneed aggress...essary for them, Cote said. Cote said the antibody detection
method holds promise for other types of canceras well, including melanomas, colon carcinoma, non-sma...
Gene responsible for cerebral venous abnormalities found
...aging, buteven MRI has limitations in this type of detection
because there are some areasof the brain where CCM lesions could reside that are undetectable even with theuse of MRI. DNA testing will offer an accurate and less expensive method ofdetection, researchers said. According to Dr. Trilochan Sah...
New model suggests that AIDS drugs may not abolish HIV infection
... "HIV viral load may stabilize below the levelof detection
in many individuals receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy(HAART)," explains Dr. Paul. "In individuals on less intensive regimens, viralload may stabilize at higher levels." "A crucial insight into this issue is provided by studies of 'maint...
Researchers advocate improved breast cancer screening techniques
...hing uniform techniqueswould likely increase early detection
of the disease, according to researchersat Harvard...40 to 55. Experts agreethat a combination of early detection
and timely treatment can and does savewomen's lives. A standardized clinical breast examination (CBE...
Sub-saharan African music, visibly stressed E. coli, and the sounds of Mars at
National Acoustics meeting
... breast imaging techniques that can provide better detection
ofmicrocalcifications--calcium-based particles tha... Such a technique could potentially provide early detection
ofatherosclerosis (2aBB10). -- Sounding Out the Contents of Sealed Chemical Drums . Inside the 55...
Racial disparity in lung cancer treatment must be overcome, UCSF specialists assert
...ar screening test for lung cancer to enhance early detection
and reduce mortality, and many blacks do not undergopreventive screening for cancer because their physicians do not recommend thetests. Should effective lung-cancer screening become available, "we will needlarge-scale public health initiatives to ...
A new ion channel involved in cell proliferation: evidence for its oncogenic
...n when expressed outside ofthe nervous system. The detection
of this ion channel outside of the nervous system and/or out oftime is hence a marker for malignant transformation (cancer). In fact, severalcell lines derived from human tumors express the hEAG channel, whereas therespective normal tissue does not. ...
Annals of Internal Medicine Tip Sheet - October 19, 1999
...k group thatshould be aggressively targeted for TB detection
and treatment (Editorial, p.617). * * * Even Experienced Physicians Face Barriers Detecting Domestic Violence A new qualitative study of six focus groups of emergency department physicians,obstetrician/gynecologists and primary care physicians ...
New approach to imaging separates thought from perception
...g objects pre-activatesareas of the brain's motion detection
system before any moving objects appear.These area.... "This pre-activation may tune the motion detection
pathway, allowing usto respond more strongly and selectively when an anticipated object appears,"say...
Rebound of HIV and reappearance of HIV reservoirs in patients treated with IL-2& combination antiretroviral drugs following cessation of therapy
...lasma below 50 copies per milliliter of blood, the detection
limit of the viralload assay used in the study. IL-2 is a regulatory protein of the immunesystem that has potent effects on the proliferation, differentiation andactivity of CD4+ T cells and other immune system cells. The researchers then used a se...
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